Snarky meaning

snärkē
(informal) Snide and sarcastic; usually out of irritation, often humorously.
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Critical, derisive, sarcastic, etc.
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Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
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The definition of snarky is someone who is cranky, snide or sarcastic.

Saying "nice haircut" in a sarcastic and snide way is an example of a comment that would be described as snarky.

A person who hates traveling who is packing to go on a trip and who is complaining about it every step of the way is an example of someone who is snarky.

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Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.
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Ill-humored, short-tempered, etc.
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Origin of snarky

  • From dialectal snark to nag from snark, snork to snore, snort from Dutch and Low German snorken of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • snark +"Ž -y; 1906, as “irritable", from 1866 snark (“to snort"), by onomatopoeia. Compare Low German snarken, North Frisian snarke, Swedish snarka.

    From Wiktionary